Sir Brooke Boothby, 10th Baronet

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Sir Brooke Boothby, 10th Baronet (13 November 1856 – 22 January 1913)[1] was a British baronet and diplomat.

Born at Welwyn Rectory in Hertfordshire, he was the son of Sir Brooke Boothby, 9th Baronet.[2] His mother was Martha Serena Boothby, the eldest daughter of Charles, in turn younger son of Sir William Bootby, 7th Baronet.[2] He succeeded his father as baronet in 1865, aged nine.[3] Boothby was educated at Harrow School and joined then the Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service in 1881.[3] A year later he was advanced to an attaché[4] and in 1884 was gazetted a third secretary.[5] Four years thereafter he was promoted to second secretary.[1]

Boothby was sent as first secretary to Rio de Janeiro in 1898[6] and was transferred to Tokyo in 1901.[7] After a year he came to Brussels[1] and in 1905 became counsellor of embassy in Vienna.[8] Boothby was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Chile in 1907,[9] but did not proceed there to take up the post, owing to the state of his health.[10]

Boothby died unmarried and childless.[1] He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother Charles.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Who was Who (1920), p. 75
  2. ^ a b Fox-Davies (1895), p. 109
  3. ^ a b Cokayne (1903), p. 84
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25068. p. 427. 3 February 1882. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25316. p. 584. 8 February 1884. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27040. p. 83. 6 January 1899. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27373. p. 7221. 8 November 1901. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27796. p. 3597. 19 May 1905. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28020. p. 3191. 10 May 1907. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  10. ^ Obituary - Sir Brooke Boothby, The Times, London, 23 January 1913, p.9

References[edit]

  • Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1895). Armorial Families. Edinburgh: Grange Publishing Works. 
  • Cokayne, George Edward (1903). The Complete Baronetage. vol. III. Exeter: William Pollard Co. Ltd. 
  • Who was Who, 1897–1916. London: Adam & Charles Black Ltd. 1920. 
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Brooke Boothby
Baronet
(of Broadlow Ash)
1865 – 1913
Succeeded by
Charles Boothby